[kawr-ti-kos-tuh-rohn, -koh-stuh-rohn]

noun Biochemistry.

a steroid hormone, secreted by the adrenal cortex, that is involved in regulation of the water and electrolyte balance of the body.

Origin of corticosterone

First recorded in 1935–40; cortico- + ster(ol) + -one Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for corticosterone



a glucocorticoid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex. Formula: C 21 H 30 O 4See also corticosteroid

Word Origin for corticosterone

C20: from cortico- + ster (ol) + -one
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corticosterone in Medicine




A corticosteroid produced in the adrenal cortex that functions in the metabolism of carbohydrates and proteins.
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